….says Britain handed over Nigeria with forces of disintegration which must be neutralized
By Victor Collins
A clergy and security expert, Rev. Ladi Thompson, has said Nigeria cannot make much progress unless there is reprogramming.
Speaking on a current affairs program on Nigeria @ 59 monitored in Lagos on Tuesday, Ladi Thompson said what was handed over to Nigeria on October 1,1960 by the British was a question paper on nationhood, adding that we have not been able to answer it correctly and that according to him explained why Nigeria has continued to floundered in the midst of plenty.
Thompson, who likened what is happening to Nigeria presently to teething problems that country like America once passed through said unless we reprogram Nigeria, there won’t be any reprieve at all levels.
The Clergy maintained that even Our founding fathers such as Alhaji Tafawa Balewa, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe and Chief Obafemi Awolowo alluded to the fact that Nigeria was not properly consummated before the handing -over by the British.
He explained that Chief Awolowo has hinted earlier that the British handed over Nigeria with forces of disintegration which must be neutralized immediately in order to make progress, but unfortunately, up till now, we have not been able to neutralize the divisive tendencies.
He said the late Sage mentioned that in addition to neutralizing the forces of disintegration, we must make people free and prosperous as well as preserving the geographical entity called Nigeria.
Thompson in one his interviews on how to restore peace and progress in Nigeria has hinged the success of Nigeria on reprogramming, adding that the systemic flaw of Nigerian system cannot produce people of integrity.
“President Buhari may mean well from now till kingdom come, there is nothing he can do to produce meaningful change without reprogramming,” he said .